Understanding an MRI of the Normal Cervical Spine is a video that is designed for the primary care physician or specialist such as a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist to use to learn how to read and understand the MRI of the cervical spine. This video shows a normal scan-all of the structures are normal in appearance and not injured or degenerative. When you can recognize what normal looks like, you can determine what an abnormal finding is. This is the companion video to the next two videos in the series: MRI of cervical nerve compression and MRI of cervical stenosis with spinal cord injury. This video is designed to give you a basic understanding of the anatomy of the cervical spine and then to identify the basic changes that occur with degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, nerve root compression and spinal stenosis with spinal cord compression.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.